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Jody Allen Crowe Reveals the Connection between Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and School Shootings in "The Fatal Link" and Website

Jody Allen Crowe Reveals the Connection between Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and School Shootings in "The Fatal Link" and Website

Jody Allen Crowe, author of "The Fatal Link" and the accompanying website, has transitioned from his position in school administration to dedicate his full attention as the Executive Director of Healthy Brains For Children, Inc. Through this organization, Crowe sets out to deliver the message that every child has the right to an alcohol-free development and explores the statistics on school shootings in connection to fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol use during pregnancy.

(PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- Jody Allen Crowe, Executive Director of Healthy Brains for Children, Inc., has launched a mission to ensure that every child has the benefit of an alcohol-free development through research and educating the public on the hazards of pregnancy and exposure to alcohol and its correlation to an increased incidence of behavioral problems in children with fetal alcohol syndrome and school shootings.

Jody Allen Crowe Reveals the Connection between Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and School Shootings

And I'm sure that I'm going to be up against a lot of people who challenge me, and I welcome it.

"If I were to tell you my father died of lung cancer, what is your first question? Did he smoke? It took us over 40 years to come to this conclusion. If I were to ask you why so many kids are in Special Education, on Ritalin, are diagnosed as ADHD, or are committing violent crimes, what is the first question that comes to mind? My goal is that within 10 years, we will be asking: Was the child prenatally exposed to alcohol?" states Crowe.

"The Fatal Link" reveals an undeniable connection between school shooters and their mothers' consumption of alcohol. His narrative begins in 1966, telling the story of the first school shooting fatality in the nation. He then details his study of five additional school shooters from Minnesota and Wisconsin. He reveals the startling connection of the shootings of forty years ago to the most recent statistics on school shootings, including Jonesboro, Arkansas and Columbine, Colorado. His research reveals the shooters' mothers were either confirmed as drinking heavily or were at a high risk of drinking during their pregnancies and the shooters showed classic characteristics of heavy prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Additionally, the author studied sixty-nine school shooters across the nation to determine their probability of prenatal exposure to alcohol. The last shooter profiled in the book and determined to have a high probability of prenatal exposure to alcohol, Jamar Silar of Knoxville, TN, was identified as such by his attorneys prior to his upcoming trial in Knoxville. This revelation by the Silar attorneys was the first at a trial and the first since Crowe revealed "The Fatal Link" statistics on school shootings and prenatal exposure to alcohol.

Every school shooter in Minnesota and Wisconsin fits the profile of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Four of the six mothers are confirmed to have heavily exposed the shooter to alcohol in utero.

Backed by these case studies and ongoing research, Crowe's goals with Healthy Brains for Children are to:

·      Raise awareness in the business community of the devastation of prenatal exposure to alcohol and motivate communities to initiate change

·      Instruct and inform school boards, administrators, and teachers to lead the education of children on the devastation of prenatal exposure to alcohol

·      Conduct effective research on the impact prenatal exposure has on our communities, cities, and nation

·      Instigate policy changes on both local and national levels that support and require alcohol-free pregnancies

"This problem is huge, with far-reaching consequences and the general public is just uninformed about it; there's a lot of denial," Crowe states. "And I'm sure that I'm going to be up against a lot of people who challenge me, and I welcome it."

For more information on this endeavor, to utilize the helpful tools on the site, or to learn more about research currently being conducted, contact Crowe at Healthy Brains for Children.

About Jody Allen Crowe and Healthy Brains for Children, Inc

Jody Allen Crowe spent 18 years on reservations as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, where he learned first hand the devastation of pregnancy and alcohol use. He went on to develop and implement award-winning school programs based on his fetal alcohol syndrome research to develop programs for brain-damaged children. He is the founder of Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization focused on lowering the incidence of prenatal exposure to alcohol, and author of "The Fatal Link" which details his research to prompt social change.

The Resource Sentinel supports the efforts of Healthy Brains for Children as a public service.

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The ‘Fatal Link’ in School Shootings

Is there a fatal link in your school? Jody Allen Crowe has spent 18 years on reservations as a teacher, principal, and superintendent where he learned first hand the devastation of prenatal exposure to alcohol. He has developed award winning school programs designed around the research of brain damage from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Mr. Crowe is also the founder of Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization focused on lowering the incidence of prenatal exposure to alcohol. Mr. Crowe has served as the Director of TEAM Academy Charter School in Waseca, MN since 2007. He recently resigned to take the position of Executive Director of Healthy Brains for Children.

Todd Fast Horse attended the recent CERA conference and was in Minneapolis because his sister Martha Fast Horse invited Howard and Todd to be on her weekly radio show. We had the opportunity to talk about CERA’s twenty five year history working with tribal members for the equal protection of our laws and the recent D.C. conference. Todd and his mother talked about corruption, unemployment, and other problems on their reservation.

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Todd Fast Horse, from the South Dakota Rosebud Reservation, CERA’s 
Howard Hanson, and Jody Allen Crowe, author of “The Fatal Link.

The taping went really well and the next day we were fortunate that Jody Allen Crowe was in town and able to meet us for lunch.

Mr. Crowe is one of those dedicated persons, like many folks in CERA, that is out to change the world. Todd and I were spellbound for two hours listening to him talk. He told us about the billions of dollars our society could save and how much happier our families, schools and society in general would become by eliminating the violence, conflict and pain caused by this silent crippler of unborn minds.

After Mr. Crowe walks you through his past studies that produced his book “The Fatal Link,” he starts getting you pumped up and truly excited as he shares the goals he is setting with his foundation and the mission he is on to educate the world not only about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome but also how to change how its victims are communicated with and educated to be more productive and happy citizens.

After the luncheon, both Todd and I felt that it had been a most pleasurable experience. Todd immediately shared that something must be done to address the problem in Indian Country and that he was going to carry the message back to Rosebud.

We also talked about how even highly educated citizens fail to comprehend the impact alcohol has on our children and the harm it is doing to our whole society. We shared that the only editor we have seen writing about the issue is CERA’s friend Bill Lawrence in his Ojibwe News.

As we said goodbye, Todd vowed to encourage all tribal leaders to read the book and ask Mr. Crowe’s help to begin discussions about the problem on a National level. We personally took the same vow and committed to doing the same.

Please do yourself and your community a favor by ordering the book. It is available at amazon.com/Fatal-Link-Connection-Shooters-Prenatal/dp/1432729179.

Mr. Crowe’s foundation is at healthybrainsforchildren.org.

 

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